Safety through prevention

Safer Community is involved in and supports a range of awareness and training initiatives aimed at preventing unacceptable behaviour and creating a safe and respectful university community.

Respect. Now. Always.

Together with other Australian universities, Swinburne is part of the national initiative, Respect. Now. Always. The goal is to prevent sexual assault and sexual harassment and empower victims of assault or harassment to seek help and support.  

This is what Swinburne is doing for Respect. Now. Always.

Mate Bystander training

The Mate Bystander Program is an evidence-based education and intervention program teaching us all to be leaders in the prevention of gender-based violence. The Program originated from Griffith University and is designed to teach community members how to recognise abuse and have the confidence to speak out and offer help.

e: safercommunity@swin.edu.au for information

Be a Better Human

Safer Community has partnered with Swinburne Student Union to bring the Be a Better Human campaign to Swinburne. Be a Better Human is an initiative created by Flinders University. It reflects the Swinburne campus culture of consent, respect and empathy.

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Consent Matters

Consent Matters is a fully interactive and evidence-based online module developed by leaders in online education, Epigeum. This innovative course explores the nature of sexual consent, and shows students how to seek consent, how to recognise it and how to identify situations where it can’t be given. It also explores communication and relationships, and bystander intervention.

This module is currently compulsory for certain groups of Swinburne students. 

e: safercommunity@swin.edu.au for information